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Overview

Introduction to Gilbert, Arizona

Incorporated in 1920, Gilbert is a large town in central Arizona, located approximately 24 miles southeast of Phoenix. Other nearby cities include Mesa (approximately 15 minutes to the north) and Tempe (approximately 20 minutes to the northwest).

Known during much of the early 20th century as the 'Hay Capital of the World,' Gilbert was primarily an agricultural community until recent years. Concurrent with the town's population growth, Gilbert has developed and transitioned rapidly to its present status as a modern suburb of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

Gilbert Arts and Culture

Gilbert is home to an annual 'Gilbert Days' celebration in late November, a three-day festival in observance of the full paving of Gilbert Road through the town. Additional things to do in and around Gilbert include:

  • The Riparian Institute
  • The Hale Centre Theatre
  • Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts
  • Gilbert Historical Museum
  • Heritage District
  • Freestone Park
  • Deer Valley Rock Art Center (nearby Phoenix)
  • Cave Creek (nearby Phoenix)

Included among the recreational facilities in Gilbert are two municipal swimming pools, two community centers, a recreation center, and 14 parks, one of which is a dedicated skateboard park.

For sports fans, there are many attractions within a short driving distance:

  • Baseball:
    • Cactus League - Several MLB teams hold spring training (March) at nearby sites:
      • Chicago Cubs (Mesa - approximately 8 miles away)
      • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Tempe - approximately 16 miles away)
      • San Francisco Giants (Scottsdale - approximately 20 miles away)
      • Oakland A's/Milwaukee Brewers (Phoenix - approximately 24 miles away)
    • Major League Baseball (MLB) - Arizona Diamondbacks (Phoenix)
  • Basketball:
    • National Basketball Association (NBA) - Phoenix Suns.
    • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Phoenix Mercury
  • Football:
    • National Football League (NFL) - Arizona Cardinals (Tempe)
  • Hockey:
    • National Hockey League (NHL) - Phoenix Coyotes.
  • Lacrosse:
    • National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Arizona Sting (Glendale)
  • College: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • Arizona State Sun Devils (Tempe).

Nearby Tempe, Arizona is also home to both the NCAA College Football Fiesta Bowl and Insight Bowl.

Demographics

People

Total Population226,832
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens8.3%
Employed Population 16+108,396
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married57.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.4%
Median Earnings25+$49,203
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,013
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,320

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,935
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone16.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,315
Median House Value$264,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%
German15.2%
English11.1%
Irish10.1%
Italian5.5%
Polish2.7%
Norwegian2.5%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish2.1%
Swedish2%
Dutch1.3%
Danishn0.9%
Russian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Arab0.8%
African0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Gilbert Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85233, 85234, 85295, 85296, 85297, 85298
P.O. Box Zip Codes85299
Phone Area Codes480
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.34
Approximate Longitude-111.81

Gilbert Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMESA
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 67 F
Apr Temp54 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 106 F
Oct Temp59 to 89 F
Annual Precip9.2 inches
StationCHANDLER HEIGHTS
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp39 to 64 F
Apr Temp51 to 84 F
Jul Temp76 to 104 F
Oct Temp57 to 86 F
Annual Precip9.6 inches
StationSOUTH PHOENIX
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp39 to 67 F
Apr Temp51 to 85 F
Jul Temp74 to 102 F
Oct Temp56 to 87 F
Annual Precip8.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chandler242,131$86,590
Guadalupe6,172$36,732
Mesa470,456$60,388
Queen Creek30,849$99,645
Scottsdale234,495$102,842
Tempe174,708$66,061

Gilbert Hospitals

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3555 S. Val Vista Dr
(480) 728-8000
Healthsouth East Valley Rehabilitation
(Proprietary)
5652 E Baseline Road
(480) 567-0350
Gilbert Hospital
(Proprietary)
5656 South Power Road
(480) 984-2000
Banner Gateway Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1900 N. Higley Rd.

Gilbert Public Schools

Sequoia Choice - Star Performing Arts
323 N. Gilbert Rd.
ZIP: 85203
Other
Total Enrollment 59
Eduprize Online Instruction
580 W. Melody Ave.
ZIP: 85233
Other
Total Enrollment 20
Eduprize School Gilbert
580 W. Melody Ave.
ZIP: 85233
Other
Total Enrollment 1717
Evit - Mesquite High School
500 S Mcqueen
ZIP: 85233
High
Gilbert Elementary School
175 W. Elliott
ZIP: 85233
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Islands Elementary School
245 South Mcqueen Road
ZIP: 85233
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Leading Edge Academy Gilbert Early College
717 W. Ray Road, Suite D 165
ZIP: 85233
High
Total Enrollment 233
Mesquite High School
500 S Mcqueen Rd
ZIP: 85233
High
Total Enrollment 2000
Mesquite Jr High School
130 W. Mesquite St.
ZIP: 85233
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
Neely Traditional Academy
321 W. Juniper Ave.
ZIP: 85233
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
Oak Tree Elementary
505 W. Houston
ZIP: 85233
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Playa Del Rey Elementary School
550 N. Horne Street
ZIP: 85233
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Burk Elementary School
545 N. Burk St.
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Carol Rae Ranch Elementary
3777 E. Houston Ave
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Challenger Basic School
1315 North Greenfield Road
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Evit - Gilbert High School
1101 E. Elliot Rd
ZIP: 85234
High
Evit - Highland High School
4301 E. Guadalupe Rd
ZIP: 85234
High
Gilbert Classical Academy - Closed
55 N. Greenfield Road
ZIP: 85234
Gilbert Classical Academy High School
55 N. Greenfield Rd.
ZIP: 85234
High
Total Enrollment 273
Gilbert Classical Academy Jr.
55 N. Greenfield Rd.
ZIP: 85234
Middle
Total Enrollment 189
Gilbert High School
1101 East Elliot Rd.
ZIP: 85234
High
Total Enrollment 2470
Gilbert Junior High School
1016 N. Burk
ZIP: 85234
Middle
Total Enrollment 546
Greenfield Elementary School
2550 East Elliot Road
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
Highland High School
4301 East Guadalupe Road
ZIP: 85234
High
Total Enrollment 3065
Highland Park Elementary
230 N. Cole Dr.
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 907
Houston Elementary School
500 E. Houston Ave.
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Kaizen Education Foundation Dba Gilbert Arts Academy
862 E. Elloit Road
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 171
Leading Edge Academy Gilbert Elementary
717 W. Ray Road
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 169
Patterson Elementary School
1211 E. Guadalupe Road
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Pioneer Elementary School
1535 N. Greenfield Road
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Sonoma Ranch Elementary School
601 North Key Biscayne
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Towne Meadows Elementary School
1101 N. Recker Rd.
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Val Vista Lakes Elementary School
1030 N. Blue Grotto Dr.
ZIP: 85234
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
American Leadership Academy
3155 S. Santan Village Pkwy
ZIP: 85295
Other
Total Enrollment 615
Ashland Elementary
1945 S. Ashland Ranch Road
ZIP: 85295
Primary
Total Enrollment 776
Chaparral Elementary School
3380 East Frye Road
ZIP: 85295
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
Evit - Williams Field High School
2076 S Higley Rd
ZIP: 85295
High
Higley High School
4068 East Pecos Road
ZIP: 85295
High
Total Enrollment 1596
Higley Traditional Academy
3391 East Vest Avenue
ZIP: 85295
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Legacy Traditional Charter School - Gilbert
2747 S. Recker Rd
ZIP: 85295
Primary
Total Enrollment 901
South Valley Jr. High
2034 South Lindsay Road
ZIP: 85295
Middle
Total Enrollment 1193
Spectrum Elementary
2846 S. Spectrum Way
ZIP: 85295
Primary
Total Enrollment 713
Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Gilbert
320 E. Warner Rd.
ZIP: 85296
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Cooley Middle School
1100 South Recker Road
ZIP: 85296
Middle
Total Enrollment 915
Desert Hills High School
1515 S. Val Vista Dr.
ZIP: 85296
High
Total Enrollment 209
Elona P. Cooley Early Child Development Center
1100 S Recker Road
ZIP: 85296
Primary
Total Enrollment 87
Finley Farms Elementary
375 S. Columbus Drive
ZIP: 85296
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Gilbert Global Academy High School
140 South Gilbert Road
ZIP: 85296
High
Total Enrollment 49
Gilbert Global Academy Junior High
140 South Gilbert Road
ZIP: 85296
Middle
Total Enrollment 2
Greenfield Junior High School
101 South Greenfield Road
ZIP: 85296
Middle
Total Enrollment 917
Greenhouse Montessori School
505 S Gilbert Rd
ZIP: 85296
Imagine West Gilbert Elementary
2061 S. Gilbert Rd.
ZIP: 85296
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Imagine West Gilbert Middle
2061 S. Gilbert Rd.
ZIP: 85296
Middle
Total Enrollment 92
Leading Edge Online Academy
633 E. Ray Road
ZIP: 85296
Other
Total Enrollment 48
Learning Foundation And Performing Arts Gilbert
1120 S. Gilbert Rd.
ZIP: 85296
High
Total Enrollment 339
Learning Foundation And Performing Arts Warner
3939 E. Warner Road
ZIP: 85296
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Mesquite Elementary School
1000 E. Mesquite Street
ZIP: 85296
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Pieceful Solutions Charter School
1515 S Higley Rd
ZIP: 85296
Primary
Total Enrollment 71
San Tan Charter School
3959 East Elliot Road
ZIP: 85296
Other
Total Enrollment 486
Settlers Point Elementary
423 E. Settlers Point Drive
ZIP: 85296
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Ball Charter Schools (val Vista)
4120 S. Val Vista Dr.
ZIP: 85297
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Power
22951 S. Power Rd.
ZIP: 85297
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Campo Verde High School
3870 South Quartz Street
ZIP: 85297
High
Total Enrollment 2094
Centennial Elementary School
3507 South Ranch House Parkway
ZIP: 85297
Primary
Total Enrollment 899
Coronado Elementary School
4333 South De Anza Boulevard
ZIP: 85297
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Evit - Campo Verde High School
3870 Quartz Street
ZIP: 85297
High
Evit - Perry High School
1919 E. Queen Creek
ZIP: 85297
High
Perry High School
1919 E. Queen Creek Rd.
ZIP: 85297
High
Total Enrollment 3194
Power Ranch Elementary
4351 South Ranch House Parkway
ZIP: 85297
Primary
Total Enrollment 713
Quartz Hill Elementary
3680 S. Quartz Street
ZIP: 85297
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
San Tan Elementary
3443 East Calistoga Drive
ZIP: 85297
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Chandler Traditional Academy-freedom
6040 S. Joslyn Lane
ZIP: 85298
Primary
Total Enrollment 839
Charlotte Patterson Elementary
7520 S. Adora Blvd.
ZIP: 85298
Primary
Total Enrollment 959
Riggs Elementary
6930 S. Seville
ZIP: 85298
Primary
Total Enrollment 1024
Weinberg Elementary School
5245 South Val Vista Drive
ZIP: 85298
Primary
Total Enrollment 846

Gilbert Private Schools

Cenpatico Schools
875 S Cooper Rd
ZIP: 85233
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 229
The Learning Curve
71 S Mcqueen Rd
ZIP: 85233
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
A Simple Path Montessori
1130 N Gilbert Rd Ste 3
ZIP: 85234
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Bios Christian Academy
328 E Guadalupe Rd
ZIP: 85234
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 198
Christ's Greenfield Lutheran School
425 N Greenfield Rd
ZIP: 85234
Elementary
Total Enrollment 108
Gateway Baptist Academy
2175 S Gilbert Rd
ZIP: 85295
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
Gilbert Christian Schools
1424 S Promenade Ln
ZIP: 85296
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 579
Rancho Solano Private Schools
1305 S Gilbert Rd
ZIP: 85296
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
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